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Catton, Thomas, 1760-1838 (astronomer)



  • Existence: 1760 - 1838


Thomas Catton (1760-1838) attended St John's College (B.A., 1781; M.A., 1784; M.D., 1791), before becoming a fellow and tutor. The observatory at St John's College, Cambridge, was planned and funded in 1765 by Richard Dunthorne, the butler and astronomical observer of Pembroke College, who also donated astronomical instruments. Catton was given responsibility for the college observatory, where he observed eclipses, occultations and other astronomical phenomena between 1791 and 1832. His findings were printed in 1853. Catton died at St John's on 6 January 1838.

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St John's College, Cambridge: Observatory Notes

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6229
Scope and Contents

Notes of observations made in the observatory of St John's College, Cambridge, compiled by a member of the college, probably Thomas Catton.

Dates: 1823
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